Government Alliance on Race and Equity
Community cannot effectively achieve racial equity without government that has made a commitment to equity. Simultaneously, government cannot effectively achieve racial equity without the full participation of engaged, directly-impacted communities.
~ CSI President Glenn Harris
Right now, we have the opportunity to move a meaningful “side-by-side” strategy that centers the power and innovation of communities of color while also leveraging the power of local government to create racially equitable communities. This is why we’re proud to work with the Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society (HIFIS) to host the Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) as a joint project.
GARE is a national network of local and regional government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. GARE draws on the success of the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI)—the first initiative of its kind in the nation to center racial equity across all aspects of local government.